Oedipina stuarti Brame, 1968

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Oedipina > Species: Oedipina stuarti

Oedipina stuarti Brame, 1968, J. Herpetol., 2: 47. Holotype: ZMH 1341, by original designation; renumbered ZMH A00871 according to Solis, Espinal, Valle, O'Reilly, Itgen, and Townsend, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 128. Type locality: "Amapala, Isla Tigre, in the Golfo de Fonseca, Departamento de Valle, Honduras". Type locality discussed by  Solis, Espinal, Valle, O'Reilly, Itgen, and Townsend, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 127–128, who came to the conclusion that "We conclude there is a strong likelihood that the two specimens of O. stuarti reported to have come from Isla el Tigre actually originated from mining areas to the east of Aramecina (13.741° N, 87.711° W, WGS 84), on the mainland of Honduras in the northern portion of the Department of Valle". 

Oedipina (Oedipina) stuartiGarcía-París and Wake, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 60.

English Names

Stuart's Worm Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32).


Known only from the type locality (northern portion of the Department of Valle, Honduras). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


See account by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 158–159, who noted that this species has not been collected since prior to 1904. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 82–90, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph, noting that the Tegucigalpa record is questionable. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 385, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Solis, Espinal, Valle, O'Reilly, Itgen, and Townsend, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 125–133, discussed the provenance of the holotype, modifying the type locality, redelimited the species, excluding the Tegucigalpa population as Oedipina capitalina. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 874–875, provided an account. 

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